Off the Beaten Path

The United Kingdom features a number of large areas of wilderness where couples and families who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life can really relax and unwind. Although these areas may be a little difficult to get to, the extra effort is more than worth it and they are excellent places to practice outdoor pursuits such as hiking, trekking and rock climbing.

The Dash, Keswick

Welcombe Mouth

The enchanting Whitewater Dash waterfall is situated in the county of Cumbria and is surrounded by rugged Lakeland scenery. Trekking through the countryside to the Whitewater Dash waterfall is an unforgettable experience, while this part of the world also boasts a number of other natural attractions such as the Uldale fells and Skiddaw, which is the fourth-highest peak in England. People who want to explore this area will find some excellent hotels in the Cumbria region to choose from.

Welcombe Mouth, North Devon

The cove and land that winds its way around Welcombe Mouth is one of the most isolated and unspoilt places in the West Country region of the United Kingdom. Nature lovers will really be in their element here and Welcombe Mouth is home to a wide range of flora and fauna including deer, badgers, birds and butterflies. The nearby beach offers excellent swimming, sailing and surfing opportunities, while the tiny hamlet of Welcome can be found just a mile away from Welcombe Mouth and offers a number of shopping and sightseeing opportunities.

Badrallach, Scotland

The Highland loch-shore croft of Badrallach expands over some 30 acres of the enchanting Scottish landscape and is the gateway to the Scoraig peninsula. The only way to reach Badrallach is by taking a boat o walking for ten miles from the nearest town, which makes this one of the most isolated areas of the United Kingdom. This area is ideal for hiking, while the nearby loch provides excellent fishing and kayaking opportunities. People who like the idea of sleeping underneath the stars will find a campsite in Badrallach, which is the perfect way to truly get back to nature.

St Mawes, Cornwall

The county of Cornwall is situated in the west of the United Kingdom features plenty of scenic areas for visitors to explore including beautiful sandy beaches, rugged coastline and nature reserves. A 300-metre long path winds its way along the coast at St Mawes and leads hikers to a converted lighthouse that marks the furthest end of the picturesque Roseland peninsula. There is no public transportation in this part of Cornwall and there are few roads, while means that visitors will need to walk or hire a bicycle in order to get around. This adds to the romantic atmosphere at St Mawes and visitors will have plenty of time to get back to nature and practice pursuits such as bird watching. A large bird watching hide can be found nearby and offers visitors the opportunity to watch the local population of peregrine falcons.

Dolgellau, Wales

This picturesque part of Wales is also one of the most isolated parts of the country and is surrounded by large meadows and the gently flowing River Wnion valley. Dolgellau is situated on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park and visitors will have plenty of opportunities to take part in a wide range of activities here including white water rafting, hiking and fishing.



Striking rock strata at Welcombe Mouth” (CC BY-NC 2.0) by Philip_Goddard

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